Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:36
Actually a neighbour of,mine grew phalaris in a difficult spot too and it did look good and thrived
On the sunny side, depending on height you want, blue fescue, stipa tennuissima, helictotrichon, elymus magellanicus, carex buchanii, carex comans bronze, to taller varieties like stipa gigantea, calamagrostis varieties and miscanthus.
I like stipa tennuissima as a group though....bright evergreen foliage and billowing,,swaying flowers all summer long. Very tactile.